Compare OptionsHouse vs. TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading

What’s the difference between OptionsHouse Online Stock Trading and TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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OptionsHouse
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
#4 in Online Stock Trading
TD Ameritrade
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
#1 in Online Stock Trading
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Key Facts
  • Stock Rates: $4.95 
  • Options Rate: $4.95 + $.50/contract   
  • Up to $100 fee reimbursement w/$5,000 account transfer
  • No minimum balances
  • FINRA/ SIPC
  • Customized trading interface
  • No minimums to open an account
  • $9.99 per trade
  • In-depth analysis
  • Free and extensive data research
  • Two trading platforms to choose from
  • 24/7 phone support
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.4 / 10 - Exellent
7/10
Investment Products
5/10
Fees and Costs
12/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
8/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
9.0 / 10 - Exellent
9/10
Investment Products
10/10
Fees and Costs
9/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
8/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
Final Verdict

TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading has a higher overall rating than OptionsHouse Online Stock Trading. TD Ameritrade scores better than OptionsHouse across: Investment Products, and Fees and Costs. However, OptionsHouse scores better on Trading Tools, and Customer Support. Both companies score similarly on Account Information, Financial Services, and Mobile Tools.